Kenya Kwanza has promised to open up Western Kenya to the global market.
The leaders, who said that Western Kenya is a sleeping giant, promised to invest in farming, trade, health, tourism, education, sports and infrastructure to enhance the lives of the locals.
ANC leader Musalia Mudavi said that the investments in Western are to create enough jobs, expand opportunities and bring prosperity to millions of ordinary Kenyans.
“Our resolve is not to create positions for ourselves but how to improve the economy and better the lives of our people,” Mudavadi said.
He was accompanied by Deputy President William Ruto and Ford Kenya Leader Moses Wetang’ula.
Others are former Senator Bonnie Khalwale, Speaker Kenneth Lusaka and Senator Cleophas Malala among others, where they held consultative forums across the region.
“In Kenya Kwanza, we appreciate how progressive our Constitution is. When time for it’s change comes, we shall follow the law and fully involve the people of Kenya in doing so.
Asante sana people of Mulembe for hosting the Kenya Kwanza team,” Ruto said.
“Together with Deputy President William Ruto and Sen Moses Wetangula, we engaged with opinion leaders and residents of Vihiga during the Kenya Kwanza Economic Forum in a conversation targeting all grassroots economic players.”
Wetangula said that the consultative forum puts the people first and seeks to propose solutions that will uplift tea farmers, traders, teachers, construction workers, boda boda, transporters, mama mboga and all cadres of the economy.
“We have resolved together with the residents of Vihiga County to adopt a bottom up – pesa mfukoni approach to improving our economy. We will prioritise Government actions that improve productivity, increase our markets and improve the quality of life of our people,” he said.
“We have a new engagement of people-centred issues with tangible life-changing results. It focuses on enterprises at the bottom of our social and economic pyramid.”